GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 05: Jarryd Hayne of the titans looks dejected during the round 22 NRL match between the Gold Coast Titans and the Brisbane Broncos at Cbus Super Stadium on August 5, 2017 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Jason O'Brien/Getty Images)

Jarryd Hayne and the Gold Coast Titans are set to part ways with the star fullback reportedly telling senior officials he won’t be with the club in 2018.

Hayne has been linked with a return to his former club the Parramatta Eels on a cut-price deal to enable him to be closer to his family who are based in Sydney.

The Titans are expected to make an announcement this afternoon to confirm Hayne’s release from the remainder of his contract.

Hayne’s departure will give the Titans a large portion of their salary cap back to target another star player, with fullback likely to be their top priority.


      • Ain`t that the truth!! As a Parra fan, do you want him back? their are some pretty good players in your back line

        • I’m on of those fence sitters. Excited for old times sake.. but then we do have a balanced backline, the only spot we have available is wing, doubt he will solve that. Wouldn’t sacrifice Gutherson for him either. Pretty confused on whether I want him or not.

        • He’ll play centre, which I am happy enough with. That will push Taka to the back row (probably off bench), where he belongs. Taka has done a fine job for us at centre, but he is too slow, and without Semi outside him his effectiveness there diminishes. For $5-600k I think Hayne is worth the risk.

        • i’m happy with this – esp on the $500k and one year that has been rumoured. Its a good value proposition for someone who has the talent he has. However, if it doesnt work out, one year and $500k is not a big drop.
          I’m not convinced he will play centre but most likely. I have a gut feel that he will be a like for like for Semi – and as fitness and quality improves there will be interchange with Gutho at the back.
          Plus Gutho is not guaranteed to be there for 1st few weeks so he may come straight in as FB to start with.
          Bring it on i say – if he finds some semblance of form, then eels backline would have to one of the best, if not best, in the comp.
          The old crew back together – Mannah, Hayne, Williams but please not Matt Keating, Inu or Mateo…but Izzy is welcome at the right price 😉

  1. @eels47 I don’t think he is effective in the centres. Needs to be in the spine somewhere. Otherwise, he will go missing

    • I agree to an extent, and 6 is probably his position moving forward. However as it stands the spine is in good condition with Gutho, Moses and Norman, so Hayne doesn’t fit. He will play centre in 2018 unless the Norman rumours are true and he is on the way out. I think with Moses getting him quality ball he will do well at centre, so long as he doesn’t get into the habit of the lazy no look pass, and with French playing outside him that could be a pretty devastating combination.

  2. Serious question.
    How does his work. Jayne is worth way more then 500k and players aren’t meant to be aloud to sign for muchninder market value, and considering he was being paid 1.2 mil that’s a long way off.
    Not starting argument just I thought that was a thing

    • It’s a fair question Crowy. The NRL will have to ratify any deal that is done, and as we all know (based on the Izzy saga a few years back), Parra don’t get given any favours from the NRL.

      The deal offered has to be close to or above market value. Hayne’s last deal of a reported $1.2M per season was seen as value for money at the time. After last season’s flop performance, his value will have decreased. In my view he’s probably currently worth between $600 – $700k (this is only my opinion). Assuming this figure is accurate, the NRL will probably turn around and tell Parra to increase their offer to match this current market value before a legitimate deal can be struck.

      • Fair enough, wasn’t sure what happens. I know that rule isn’t designed for teams like eels it’s for the cap rorting roosters and broncos, but knew it was something. Yeah he isn’t worth 1mil a season around the 700k I’d think, maybe though if he gets to eels and brings old form he will have to be back earning that million since he is only signing a season long deal

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